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Transhumanity Maintenance

Posted: Sat, June 15, 2013 | By: Dirk Bruere

Maintenance_thumb.png TNet is currently undergoing maintenance preparatory to a complete face lift. Stay tuned for a new look with new features, and apologies for various glitches. We aim to keep the bulk of the articles available and readable during the transition period, as well as posting regularly.   Continue Reading

IMPORTANT development:

Posted: Wed, June 12, 2013

zs.jpg We are all aware of this week’s news re: the NSA. Many of us knew the situation already - the signs were all there - but we hadn’t even begun taken effective precautions as an organization. We have nothing to hide - we neither do or even advocate doing anything… Continue Reading

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Transhumanism and Mind Uploading Are Not the Same

Posted: Fri, July 19, 2013 | By: Gennady Stolyarov II

Transhumanism_Star_thumb.png In what is perhaps the most absurd attack on transhumanism to date, Mike Adams of equates this broad philosophy and movement with “the entire idea that you can ‘upload your mind to a computer’” and further posits that the only kind of possible mind uploading is the destructive kind,… Continue Reading

H+ Poetry: Re-Live/Re-Boot

Posted: Sun, July 14, 2013 | By: B. J. Murphy

Stairs_1_thumb.png Beautiful transcension of a benevolent light, Displacing the forlorn figures of mortality’s blight Into cyber-space, I’m out of sight Declaring warfare against biology’s might This is our time We demand for more time I know we can make it, this is our climb This is not a crime, It’s a… Continue Reading

TechnoProgressive Iconography

Posted: Thu, July 11, 2013 | By: Dirk Bruere

technoProgressiveLogo.jpg Zero State Consensus and Public Use Logos The political arm of Zero State is the Consensus which we have defined as a Techno-progressive political party or organization. As such, its defining characteristic is the belief in the use of science, technology and rationality applied to government in order to achieve desired social aims through evidence based policy.… Continue Reading

DIY Solar Electricity Installation: The True Costs

Posted: Sat, July 06, 2013 | By: Dirk Bruere

Sun_thumb.png Anyone interested in self-sufficiency will have looked at generating their own electricity, especially via solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. However, what you actually pay for a given installation capacity can vary wildly. This article looks at how to estimate the basic costs involved with buying the components and doing the installation… Continue Reading

WAVE: Unity in Radical Change, Rejecting Extremism

Posted: Sun, June 30, 2013 | By: Amon Kalkin

Amon_Kalkin_thumb.png When ZS got started a little over two years ago, it was coming from a background somewhere between the Transhumanist and industrial music scenes, and was notable for emphasising the artistic, social, economic and political dimensions of new technologies. We live in interesting times, and since then many futurists have… Continue Reading

Ted Howard Reviews The Transhumanist Wager

Posted: Mon, June 24, 2013 | By: Ted Howard

tw.jpg I read The Transhumanist Wager in total. It is worth reading. To me it is kind of interesting, and some of it has some power, but the philosophical side fails by its own criteria. In 1974 after completing 3rd year biochemistry at university, it became clear to me that indefinite life extension… Continue Reading

The Future is Scientific

Posted: Sun, June 23, 2013 | By: Michael Lee

Lagrangian_Mug_thumb.png “Thus the centre of the system of the world is immovable.”    - Isaac Newton, Principia Mathematica, (Book 111) (1687)  Article originally published as “The Sunset of the Alchemy of Uncertainty” by the World Future Society - Gradually, the medieval practices of the alchemists gave way to the modern… Continue Reading

H+ Poetry: ​Questions to a Transhumanist

Posted: Sat, June 22, 2013 | By: Giovanni Santostasi

g11.jpg You ask why? Why I want to transcend my limits As if they were heavy chains That make me a slave Of nature, uncaring stepmother In a meaningless universe Shed this primitive insensitive skin As an old snake And reveal a multitude Of multiwave sensors Shatter my fragile bones To… Continue Reading

Life Extension Leads to Meaningless Days? NO!

Posted: Sun, June 16, 2013 | By: Extropia DaSilva

Clock_Cathedral_thumb.png Have you ever heard anyone argue that life would be meaningless if it went on too long? Well, a thought experiment occurred to me which, I think, refutes such claims. Begin by considering a hypothetical person, whom we shall label as ‘Person 1’. This person lives X number of years… Continue Reading

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